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Professional Training Programs

  1. 1. Increasing Student Awareness of Professional Training Programs Edward Freeman, Ph.D. January 9, 2007
  2. 2. Course Description <ul><li>Practical skills necessary for professional success </li></ul><ul><li>Written and oral communication to explore different career opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Gain an understanding of the detailed requirements to pursue a specific career </li></ul>
  3. 3. Emphasis <ul><li>Preparation to pursue graduate and professional studies leading to careers in science and the health professions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topics & Research Assignments <ul><li>choosing a career – 2 class sessions </li></ul><ul><li>http:// home.sjfc.edu/CareerServices/majors/default.html </li></ul><ul><li>Research and class discussions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Career Tracks” listed and they place themselves (health care, government, law, research etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Research Assignment 1 <ul><li>What do you want to do after you graduate from college, what are your specific career goals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the goal of the assignment? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Research Assignment 1 <ul><li>What do you want to do after you graduate from college, what are your specific career goals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To learn what makes each student tick…begin a dialogue about their needs & wants from career. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Research Assignment 2 <ul><li>Advanced Training program research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the goal of the assignment? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Research Assignment 2 <ul><li>Advanced Training program research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Researching training programs: practical skills and an understanding of what they should be considering based on their personalities, experiences, and where they are in life. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Research Assignment 3 <ul><li>The Application Process - Requirements, Financial Considerations, and the Harsh Reality of Admission to Professional Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the goal of the assignment? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Research Assignment 3 <ul><li>The Application Process - Requirements, Financial Considerations, and the Harsh Reality of Admission to Professional Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application process – deadlines, navigate websites, read the “fine-print” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financing advanced education – sources of money and how much will they need for all years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backup plan – because sometimes students do not achieve their goals on the 1 st try </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Research Assignment 4 <ul><li>This research assignment can be broken down into three distinct parts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the goal of the assignment? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Research Assignment 4 <ul><li>This research assignment can be broken down into three distinct parts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To understand what a CV or resume is and what is appropriate for their program of study (& make one) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To consider who will write recommendation letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrance exam – what test, when, how to study, cost, retake options. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Research Assignment 5 <ul><li>Pulling All of Your Research Together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the goal of the assignment? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Research Assignment 5 <ul><li>Pulling All of Your Research Together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline – detailed consideration of what must be accomplished prior to entrance to the next program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Courses and semesters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrance exams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer/shadowing experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application deadlines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial aid deadlines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When should advanced training be done (a reality check!) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What Else do the Students Do? <ul><li>Mock Interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Early November </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional etiquette and dress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shadowing Document </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compilation of all relevant experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR description of importance of shadowing and plan for how to “log some hours” </li></ul></ul>

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